Imagine I get a new job in the mail room of a company and on the first day I run around telling everyone I'm the president! Or imagine I'm on stage playing the part of King Henry VIII and when the play ends -- I still think I'm King Henry! Craziness, right? In this week's talk, we look into what is the very most essential trait we can have that addresses the ultimate reality of the world, and keep us from embarrassment both in this world and the next. Have a great week!
Dear Friends, We are out of the Three Weeks and into the finishing of the year. In this week's talk, we discuss the special POSITIVE energy and spiritual opportunities of the month Av. Yes, there is tremendous good in this month! Have a great week! David
Imagine I'm a great baseball player and I go up to someone who is playing football, and I laugh at him and say, "You have no idea how to play baseball! I'm so much better than you!" Who is the fool? I am! Here he is playing football -- and all I can think is that he is playing baseball incorrectly! Each of us has a completely different mission in this world. Yours is different from mine, and mine is different from yours. The problems start when we look at each other and think we are playing the same game. This is where all the judgements, jealousies and disconnects begin. There is a competition going on -- but it is between you and your own potential. Be supportive of everyone around you. Their victory is your victory. Their joy is your joy. Their blessings are coming straight from Hashem. All of ours are. When we make room for each other, we complete ourselves.
To be created in G-d's image means to be a giver. How do we go from being receivers to becoming givers? By giving! In this week's talk, we discuss why G-d created the world, and go back again to the Garden of Eden to uncover new insights into the human condition.
So many people think that when we ate from the Tree of Knowledge, God punished us with death. But did you know that we ourselves created death? In this week's talk, we go back to the Garden of Eden to explore exactly what happened. It changes the narrative from viewing God as a threatening "tyrant" to an understanding God that loves us the most.
Going beyond the intellect with all it's limitations and reaching out and tasting the Torah with our hearts, but how does this process work?
What's the difference between a Rabbi and a Rebbe? A Rabbi teaches you something you don't know. A Rebbe puts you in touch with the deepest part of yourself. I learned this teaching from Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. In this week's talk, we lay out a series of teachings not so much to inform, but to show us how we can create an atmosphere in our lives and in our homes that will put us in touch with the deepest parts of ourselves and each other.
Imagine wearing a raincoat in the shower. You wonder why you're not getting wet -- and you're not even aware that you're wearing a raincoat. There are certain blockages that are standing in our way with our relationship with God, and our lives in this world. In this week's talk, we explore how to battle against the negative forces that try to undermine us in our quest for happiness and success.
Gratitude is one of the biggest keys to happiness! But like everything else in life, gratitude is an art form that needs to be nourished and learned. In this week's talk, we discuss, how to REMAIN grateful for the gifts that we ALREADY have. Because most of life dwells right there. Enjoy!
Receiving the Torah and Living the Torah are two different things. In this week's talk, we teach how to LIVE it!! All the information in the world will only get you so far if you don't know how to apply it. Learn how not just to sing the song, but how to become the song itself!
Everything is infinite. Every moment is a miracle. In this talk, we track the light of heaven from highest place to its coming down on Mt. Sinai with the giving of the Torah. And we discuss the greatness of pop art and how it gives us a greater appreciation of the ordinary.